Terra Andina Carménère Rapel Valley Reserva 2008

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"Made from the Carmenere grape, this decadent Chilean wine brandishes a violet-ruby robe along with the typical green...

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Wonderful wine at a great price. This wine pairs perfectly with a variety of foods. It worked so well as a table wine that I am buying several case... Read more

My Rating 89. This is a well balanced elegant fruity wine with hint of oak and complex ripe fruit. The nose is also well balanced and elegant. Pric... Read more

Pop and pour ... Solid and tasty carmenere I would buy again. Inviting, even beautiful nose of blue floral, juniper berry, and a hint of smoke wit... Read more

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Snooth User: calywa
9256771,608
5.00 5
05/02/2012

Wonderful wine at a great price. This wine pairs perfectly with a variety of foods. It worked so well as a table wine that I am buying several cases of it for my upcoming wedding.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.50 5
10/21/2010

My Rating 89. This is a well balanced elegant fruity wine with hint of oak and complex ripe fruit. The nose is also well balanced and elegant. Price abaout $ 10.-


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
04/29/2010

Pop and pour ... Solid and tasty carmenere I would buy again. Inviting, even beautiful nose of blue floral, juniper berry, and a hint of smoke with darker ripe fruit. On the attack smooth, steady, and not strong acid and tannins with almost a floral taste followed by earthy sour ripe dry fruit and mild black pepper. Finish of same plus a bit of greenness with a hint of mineral or metal. Not so much green pepper taste as often evident with Chilean-grown fruit. Pretty good QPR.


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
05/03/2010

After 5 days vacu-corked in the fridge this wine was still very full and delicious even if it had lost a few nuances. Nose of floral, juniper, hint of smoke and ripe fruit. Smooth, tame, easy acid and a bit more grippy tannin with richer chewy ripe dry plum and currant fruit and mild pepper, just delicious at refridgerator temps. Finishes of sweet wax, fruit, leather and oil. Excellent QPR given how it lasted in the fridge.


Snooth User: raindance
200154890
2.50 5
10/24/2011

Carmenere is becoming my favorite inexpensive red, although this particular bottle was lacking note, thin in the mouth and a little too alcoholic on the finish.


Snooth User: megdeweese
91011261
3.50 5
08/07/2009

smokey, plumb, just a hint of bitter at the end. I Love it!


Snooth User: northsideirish
206252156
3.50 5
02/08/2011

One of the few wines I would buy a case of. Perfect balance.


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External Reviews for Terra Andina Carménère Rapel Valley Reserva

External Review
09/27/2011

Attractive perfume of the spice box, balsamic, herbs, blackberry; ripe, plush, no hard edges.


External Review
09/27/2011

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a bit more restrained. Blackcurrant and blackberry aromas lead to a slightly tannic wine with savory flavors and moderate depth. It could well evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now. The red wines start with the 2007 Carmenere Reserva, a pleasant, easy-going effort with aromas of coffee/mocha, blueberry, and plum. Ripe and round on the palate, it finishes with no hard edges. Drink it over the next three years. Ripe and juicy, with mint, sweet spice and tasty mixed berry fruit that pushes along a briary edge. Drink now.Bright, with a red fruit profile of raspberry and cherry layered with sweet fruitcake, spice and licorice notes. A bit obvious in style, but will have fans. Drink now.


External Review
01/03/2012

The herbal notes beneath this winersquo;s ripe and opulent black fruit mark it as carmenegrave;re. Itrsquo;s big and intense, with a firm texture wrapped by chocolate tannins.


External Review
05/19/2011

The red wines start with the 2007 Carmenere Reserva, a pleasant, easy-going effort with aromas of coffee/mocha, blueberry, and plum. Ripe and round on the palate, it finishes with no hard edges. Drink it over the next three years. All of Terra Andina's wines are worthy of recommendation.


External Review
09/27/2011

Opaque ruby. Pungent aromas of black cherry, smoke and black pepper. Then sappy, sweet and light-bodied, with good verve to the black and blue fruit and licorice flavors. Somewhat clenched, but backed a firm spine of acidity and good closing cut.


External Review
05/19/2011

Ruby-red. Jammy red and dark berries on the nose, with gentle spiciness building in the glass. Creamy and sweet, with vivid raspberry and blueberry flavors, zero tannins and good snap to the finish. This is a pretty amazing bargain and extremely easy to drink.


External Review
01/03/2012

A wonderful introduction to the Carmeacute;negrave;re grape, this wine is flavorful and complex, with the essence of smoked cherries, blackberry, tobacco leaf, cocoa and spices.


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Ratings & Tags for Terra Andina Carménère Rapel Valley Reserva

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2.50 5
11/22/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"Made from the Carmenere grape, this decadent Chilean wine brandishes a violet-ruby robe along with the typical green olive, green pepper, and cigar ash aromatics associated with this varietal, but also showcases delicious notes of chocolate syrup, herbs, cherries, and blood oranges. Soft, round, and juicy on the palate, this punchy, fruit-forward wine is medium-bodied and ready to drink now. A virtual clarion call to all other Carmenere producers in South America, this rousing iteration from Terra Andina has set the bar for this varietal...90" Sonoma Wine Journal 1/10

"Made from the Carmenere grape, this decadent Chilean wine brandishes a violet-ruby robe along with the typical green olive, green pepper, and cigar ash aromatics associated with this varietal, but also showcases delicious notes of chocolate syrup, herbs, cherries, and blood oranges. Soft, round, and juicy on the palate, this punchy, fruit-forward wine is medium-bodied and ready to drink now. A virtual clarion call to all other Carmenere producers in South America, this rousing iteration from Terra Andina has set the bar for this varietal...90" Sonoma Wine Journal 1/10

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